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Top Five Reads on FOSS Force for Week Ending March 3, 2023

Here are the five most read articles on FOSS Force for the week ending March 3, 2023.

Group photo of Nextcloud employees.

Nextcloud Taking On Microsoft and Google in Germany and the EU: Nextcloud announced on Wednesday that it now has a SharePoint replacement ready for production use, and that Deutsche Telekom has made Nextcloud Office available to the users of MagentaCLOUD.

Sanjay Brahmawar with Jim Whitehurst at online media event.3-Years After Red Hat, Is Jim Whitehurst Still the ‘Open-Source Way’ Guy?: At an online media event held in early February, Red Hat’s former CEO talked about investing, open source, open governance, and of course, Red Hat.

Dani Fore owner of elementary, Inc

Elementary OS Faces Uncertain Future After Co-Founder Split: [Published April 6, 2022] With three full time employees and a robust community, Elementary OS went into this year as a Linux project that seemed to be on easy street. Today, it’s down to one employee, it’s funds are dwindling rapidly, but it still has an enthusiastic community and a determined leader with a particularly open source vision.

KDE screenshot.

KDE Plasma – Full Featured Desktop That’s Surprisingly Easy on Resources: KDE’s Plasma desktop environment, once considered something of a resource hog, has more features than ever and is Linux’s most configurable desktop, yet it’s as easy on resources as relatively lightweight desktops such as Xfce.

Collage of interviewers and interviewees from FOSSDA
Source: FOSSDA

Apache and Mozilla Sponsor Organization to Collect FOSS Oral History: With the generation that founded the free software and FOSS movements rapidly aging, a new group called FOSSDA plans to collect open source’s oral history, straight from the mouths that made it. Funding and infrastructure is already largely in place and work is already being done.

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